In Tripoli, tensions between RADA and Sadeq al-Ghariyani’s followers are growing in the aftermath of the murder of a Dar al-Ifta member last week. The LNA continues to consolidate the gains it made last week against jihadi fighters in Ganfuda, but clashes continue in Sabri and Suq al-Hout

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Last week, the LNA retook the symbolic Guwarsha gate in Benghazi and there have been regular air strikes on the south-western area of Ganfuda in which the jihadi fighters are now confined. However, three children were also killed in a car bomb explosion in the city. The LNA also claims to have apprehended  Mokhtar Bel Mokhtar’s wife in southern Libya.

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Jihadi groups seemed to be on the back foot last week, perhaps rattled by Trump’s victory given his anti-jihadi stance. Clashes between the LNA and BRSC intensified in Benghazi, with the BRSC launching Grad missiles and issuing a statement claiming that victory against Haftar is near. In Derna, the LNA raided a significant DMSC weapons cache to the west of the city, while the DMSC declared a military zone in part of the city.

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In Tripoli, tensions are growing between RADA and BRSC, with two RADA officers assassinated last week. In Benghazi, there was an assassination attempt against the head of the Magharba tribe while the GNA MoD is believed to be allying with BDB militias.

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Fierce fighting between the LNA and jihadi forces continues in Benghazi. 5 LNA soldiers were killed last week trying to clear a mine field in Ganfuda, while 4 civilians were killed and many injured when an IED exploded in Kish Square.

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